Here are some helpful tips to managing teenage acne:
Wash with a gentle, anti-bacterial cleanser morning and night. It’s extremely important to keep skin as clean as possible, without over stripping it. Teenagers have a tendency to want to “scrub” their blemishes away. But this can aggravate the problem and spread bacteria. Using a gentle cleanser like Glymed Serious Action Sal-X Purifying Cleanser, which contains a 2% salicylic acid, will help to control stubborn breakouts without irritating young, sensitive skin.
Use a medicated toner: Using a toner after cleansing can be highly beneficial! It helps to remove excess oil, dirt, makeup, etc. but also acts as a treatment product to target the underlying issues of acne. Using a medicated toner like Glymed Serious Action Skin Astringent can help to exfoliate congested pores, calm inflammation, and control excess oil production.
Use a ligtweight moisturizer (even if your oily): Hydration is key to keeping young skin in a healthy balance but many teens are worried that adding a moisturizer will cause them to feel “greasy”. However, if the skin does not have the proper amount of hydration it can overproduce oil as a way to overcompensate for this. Choosing a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer, like Glymed Cell Science Hydro-Gel can help to balance and soothe the skin; without clogging pores.
Schedule monthly facials. As beneficial as skin care products are, they can only do so much. A professional facial can help exfoliate and decongest clogged pores with professional extractions and products, in a way that could never be done at home. Teenagers tend to not be as diligent about their home care regimen so professional skin treatments will give their skin the attention it needs to keep it looking its best. Plus, checking in with a professional on a regular basis can help when it comes to managing the ups and downs of breakouts. Schedule a deep pore cleansing facial with us to get your teenager started on the right foot!